Reports: Jackson Funeral Will Be Held at Staples Center on July 7

Media reports are claiming that a funeral service for Michael Jackson will be held on July 7 at the Staples Center in L.A. Sources told blogger Roger Friedman that AEG Live, which owns Staples and its next-door neighbor the Nokia Theatre, will use both facilities and the surrounding plaza.

Although there is no official confirmation, insiders say that AEG will hang huge screens outside for what will surely be a mob scene of fans that will not make it inside.

In order to do this, says Friedman, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, scheduled to begin its run at Staples on July 8, reportedly had to be persuaded to postpone moving into Staples by several hours.


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